EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
The goal of the Special Education Department is to provide equitable academic success for all students. We will accomplish our goal by providing quality professional development for our staff, ensuring the highest level of academic rigor for our students, and maintaining positive relationships with key stakeholders
SPECIAL EDUCATION WEB RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
- Northshore Families Helping Families - FHF's mission is to provide the individualized services, information, resources and support to positively enhance the independence, productivity and inclusion of individuals with disabilities.
- Louisiana Parent Training and Information Center - Louisiana Parent Training and Information Center provides information, referral, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, students with disabilities, educators, and other professionals.
- The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) - The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) has provided information and resources to the nation on disabilities in children and youth for many decades. On September 30, 2013, however, their funding from the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education ended. This rich website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014. We encourage you to explore the website and collect any resources that may assist you in serving children and youth with disabilities.
- PACER - PACER Center provides technical assistance and training to the federally-funded parent training and information centers in each state.
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD. At that time, one could turn to very few places for support or information. Many people seriously misunderstood ADHD. Many clinicians and educators knew little about the disability, and individuals with ADHD were often mistakenly labeled “a behavior problem,” “unmotivated,” or “not intelligent enough.”
- Adapt - There's no place like home, and we mean real homes, not nursing homes. We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.
- The Arc of the United States - The Arc (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States).
- Additional Special Education Resources - SpecialEducationGuide.com is the go-to online resource for parents and educators who want to master the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education. Our expert writers cover everything from early intervention to ISFPs; IEPs and RTI, inclusion, classroom and behavior management; disability profiles for each category under IDEA and a Special Education Dictionary to master “SPED” jargon.